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Duane T. Gish dies

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The young-earth creationist Duane T. Gish died on March 5, 2013, at the age of 92, according to Answers in Genesis's obituary.

A preview of Darwin: A Graphic Biography

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Eugene Byrne and Simon Gurr's Darwin: A Graphic Biography (Smithsonian Books, 2013).

Darwin Day resolution in Congress

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House Resolution 41, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 22, 2013, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

Darwin Day approaches

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It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2013!

NGSS, take two

The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.

A preview of How to Build a Habitable Planet

How to Build a Habitable Planet

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker's How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Carl R. Woese dies

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The distinguished microbiologist Carl R. Woese died on December 30, 2012, at the age of 84, according to the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 5, number 4), edited by Bruce S. Lieberman, is biogeography.

Congratulations to Carl Zimmer

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NCSE offers its congratulations to Carl Zimmer for winning the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for 2012 in the large newspaper category.

"Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future"

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Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? These are the questions that Andrew H. Knoll, Naomi Oreskes, and Daniel P. Schrag will be answering in "Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future," the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Holiday Lectures on Science.